Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

Airlines

Ryanair’s Annual Loss Highlights Europe’s Ongoing Uncertainty

"Fragile" isn't a word you'd associate with the normally boisterous Michael O'Leary, but these are still uncertain times and this is how the boss of Ryanair perceives Europe this summer.

Ryanair’s Annual Loss Highlights Europe’s Ongoing Uncertainty

Airlines

Daily Podcast: A Multi-Billion Dollar Low-Cost Merger

Good morning from Skift. It's Tuesday, February 8, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: A Multi-Billion Dollar Low-Cost Merger

Airlines

Allegiant Air to Get New CEO During Challenging Period

When Allegiant President John Redmond adds the CEO title in June, he'll have to deal with some of the same issues, such as the pandemic, that he's trying to handle now. Add one more thing to the list: Frontier could become a more formidable flight competitor if it gets the OK to merge with Spirit.

Allegiant Air to Get New CEO During Challenging Period

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Frontier Airlines to Buy Spirit in $6.6 Billion Cash-Stock Deal

The rumors have come true with Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines unveiling plans to merge Monday. The deal would create a U.S. budget juggernaut and the country's fifth largest airline but likely faces a tough approvals process from the pro-competition Biden administration.

Frontier Airlines to Buy Spirit in $6.6 Billion Cash-Stock Deal

Airline Weekly

Allegiant Air and Viva Aerobus to Create Unique U.S.-Mexico Low-Cost Airline Alliance

Most trans-border joint ventures are between major airlines, like Delta and Aeromexico. But Allegiant Air and Mexico's Viva Aerobus are proposing a low-cost-carrier alliance that they say would boost brand awareness for both airlines and give travelers more options.

Allegiant Air and Viva Aerobus to Create Unique U.S.-Mexico Low-Cost Airline Alliance

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JetBlue Founder’s Startup Breeze Places Bet on Adding Longer Flights

Will the Airbus A220 be a game changer for David Neeleman's latest venture? If he's right about Covid denting demand by just 10 percent, then possibly.

JetBlue Founder’s Startup Breeze Places Bet on Adding Longer Flights

Airline Weekly

Japan Airlines to Deploy $2.7 Billion to Expand Budget Carrier Operations

Japan Airlines to Deploy $2.7 Billion to Expand Budget Carrier Operations

Airline Weekly

Colombia’s Avianca Combats New Budget Competition With Point-to-Point Routes

Colombia’s Avianca Combats New Budget Competition With Point-to-Point Routes

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Indian Billionaire Plans to Launch Low-Cost Carrier in an Already Tough Market

With the pandemic gutting India's low-cost carrier market, which already includes IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoFirst and AirAsia India, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala thinks a fresh start, a capital infusion, and new planes could be a competitive advantage. Hope springs eternal, as they say.

Indian Billionaire Plans to Launch Low-Cost Carrier in an Already Tough Market

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Airplane Tickets Shouldn’t Be So Cheap, Says German Finance Minister

We all like to pay less, but whether it be airline tickets, vacation packages, or meals, "cheap" nearly always means the environment is being harmed and workers are being mistreated along the way.

Airplane Tickets Shouldn’t Be So Cheap, Says German Finance Minister